tender hooks vs tenterhooks : Common Errors in English

About tender hooks vs tenterhooks

A “tenter” is a canvas-stretcher, and to be “on tenterhooks” means to beas tense with anticipation as a canvas stretched on one.

tenterhooks in News

  • Does Delay of Dodgers-D-Backs Suspensions Mean That Penalties Could Be Harsh?

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks are waiting on tenterhooks as the MLB has decided to delay its decision regarding punishment following two bench-clearing brawls between the clubs on Tuesday. The delay could signal many things, with one potential reason being that the MLB is about to come down on the teams. Hard. It was an ugly scene on Tuesday when the two teams cleared the ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

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